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New Jewish Agenda, Los Angeles Chapter Records, 1979-1991
MSS 033  
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Series 1. Organization, 1979-1991

Physical Description: 18 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series covers activities and programs which relate to the organization as a whole: specifically the chapter founding meetings, meetings of the Western Regional Committee and National Steering committee meetings, and documentation of the first national convention of the NJA at Ann Arbor, Michigan in July 1985. Each folder contains a variety of materials including correspondence, financial reports, copies of articles, clippings, and brochures.
Box-folder 1/1

NJA Los Angeles Chapter founding conference, 1981

Box-folder 1/2

Western Regional Committee, 1983-1985

Box-folder 1/3

1st National Convention, Ann Arbor, July 1985

Box-folder 1/4

National Steering Committee, 1984

Box-folder 1/5

National Steering Committee, reports and work plans, 1984

Box-folder 1/6

National Steering Committee, 1985

Box-folder 1/7

National Steering Committee meeting, October 1985

Box-folder 1/8

National Steering Committee, 1986

Box-folder 1/9

Press Releases and Media Coverage, 1982-1985

Box-folder 1/10

NJA Newsletters, 1981, 1982, 1985

Box-folder 1/11-2/4

General correspondence and literature [7 folders], 1982-1986, 1990-1991, n.d.

Box-folder 2/5

L.A. community organizations literature, n.d.


Series 2. Fund Raising, 1982-1986

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

The fund raising activities, from both individuals and organizations, are well documented. Each folder contains a variety of materials including correspondence, financial reports, copies of articles, clippings, and brochures.
Box-folder 2/6-2/7

General correspondence and literature [2 folders], 1982-1986, n.d.

Box-folder 2/8

Marshall Meyer Fundraiser, 1984-1985

Box-folder 2/9-2/10

Grant proposals and grant literature [2 folders], 1985, n.d.

Box-folder 2/11

Liberty Hill grant application and correspondence, 1984-1985

Box-folder 3/1

Donor/Contributor lists, schedules, receipts, 1982-1985, n.d.


Series 3.  Projects, 1983-1990

Physical Description: 27 folders

Scope and Content Note

Within a year or so of it founding the Los Angeles Chapter concentrated its resources and activities on "projects", each lasting six months or longer. The Central American projects of the 1980's include the Sanctuary movement for refugees from Central America, peace actions relating to Unites States intervention in the civil wars of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala, and awareness and responsibilities to Jewish communities in Central America. The materials for the entertainment fundraiser Ellis Island/El Norte include a script of the evening's performance, which was headlined by Ed Asner. The Feminist/Women's Issues projects have documentation covering the UN Decade for Women Conference Forum 1985, Nairobi, Kenya, specifically the activities of the NJA in the conference and the Los Angeles Chapter attendees. The Beverly/Fairfax projects were neighborhood organizing action, and include: the proposed development of a Metro Rail station in the area, proposals for the redevelopment of the Farmers Market commercial area, and information on methane gas explosions that erupted from the nearby La Brea tar pits. A considerable amount of clippings were gathered from the national Bar-On/Milhem tour and the events that took place for the Los Angeles stop on that tour. Each folder contains a variety of materials including correspondence, financial reports, copies of articles, clippings, and brochures.
Box-folder 3/2-3/5

Los Angeles Community Projects, 1984-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 3/2

Community Seders & Haggadah, 1984-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 3/3-3/5

Beverly-Fairfax community development [2 folders], 1984-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 3/6-4/5

National Projects, 1983-1986, n.d.

Box-folder 3/6

Nuclear disarmament, 1983-1985

Box-folder 3/7

Jewish Culture, 1983-1985

Box-folder 4/1-4/2

Economic Justice [2 folders], 1983-1984, n.d.

Box-folder 4/3

Black-Jewish Relations, 1983-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 4/4

Gay issues, 1986

Box-folder 4/5

Feminist/Women's issues, 1984-1985

Box-folder 4/6-5/10

International Projects, 1981-1990, n.d.

Box-folder 4/6-4/10

Central America [5 folders], 1983-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 5/1

Ellis Island-El Norte, 1986

Box-folder 5/2

Nicaragua, 1983-1984, n.d.

Box-folder 5/3

El Salvador, 1983-1984, n.d.

Box-folder 5/4-5/6

Middle East peace [2 folders], 1981-1990, n.d.

Box-folder 5/7

Arab-Israeli/Arab-Jewish Relations, 1983-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 5/8

Bar-On/Milhelm US tour, 1984

Box-folder 5/9

South African Apartheid, 1984-1987, n.d.